Preliminary Guide to the Val Limburg Papers 1960-2002

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Limburg, Val E.
Preliminary Guide to the Val Limburg Papers
Date [inclusive]
20 Linear feet of shelf space, 18 Boxes + Oversize
(MASC staff use) 2-15-26-7
Collection materials are in English.
Papers of Val Limburg, a faculty member in the Washington State University Murrow College of Communication.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Val Limburg Papers, 1960-2002 (MS.2002.17)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Val Limburg (1938-2005) was born in Ogden, Utah to Evert and Madge Limburg. His father owned and operated a grocery store, where Limburg worked in his youth. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1956. He attended Weber State College, earning an Associate's degree in 1958. Limburg then went on a three-year mission to the Netherlands for the Church of Latter-day Saints. In 1961, he married Janet Nims, and attended Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1962 and 1964, respectively. He then attended a doctoral program at the University of Illinois from 1964 to 1967, where he was All But Dissertation, when he moved to Pullman.

For 35 years he taught at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in media law, media ethics, and broadcast management. He retired in 2002 as Professor Emeritus. During his tenure he won many awards, including the "State Broadcaster of the Year" in 1998, granted by the Washington State Association of Broadcasters.

In addition to teaching, Limburg was involved in the Pullman community. He gave many hours of service to the Pullman Kiwanis and served as chaplain for Pullman Regional Hospital. He died in 2005 after losing a battle to cancer.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of Val Limburg, a faculty member in the Washington State University Murrow College of Communication. It includes college and departmental correspondence, Limburg's correspondence, subject files, papers about the Washington State Association of Broadcasters, legal research files, other research files, teaching files, materials related to Limburg's work with Alpha Epsilon Rho and the Broadcast Education Association, conference papers, files related to the Murrow Symposium at Washington State University, audiovisual materials, and a scrapbook of National Collegiate Radio Guild Award Winners. A detailed preliminary inventory list is available at the repository.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

A detailed preliminary inventory is available from the repository.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Val Limburg donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2002 (MS.2002.17).

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Related Materials

Related Material

Media materials related to Murrow Symposia held at Washington State University were processed as part of the Washington State University Murrow College of Communication Event Recordings, 1973-2002 (Archives 318).

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Limburg, Val E. -- Archives.


  • Broadcasting -- Washington (State) -- Study and teaching.
  • Media and Communication
  • Colleges and Universities

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